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Wairarapa District Health Board, like other agencies across the state sector, publishes responses to Official Information Act requests, and supports the open disclosure of information to assist the public’s understanding of how we are delivering publicly-funded healthcare. This includes the proactive publication of anonymised Official Information Act responses on our website after requestors have received their response from us and only where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.

When we write to requestors we explain whether we intend to make the information publicly available. Requestors names and addresses are removed before publication. If any other information has been has redacted, it is to protect the privacy of the requestor.

The Wairarapa DHB publishing OIA Response Guideline is available here. It outlines how we will action the availability of official information through the publishing of OIA responses online.  

Please note that the three DHBs (Wairarapa, Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley) Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) OIAs are not included below. Before making a request under the Official Information Act, check to see whether the information you are interested in is already publicly available on the MHAIDS website.


  • 2019-12 December

    • Transgender Teenagers 441 KB

      How many teenagers (up to and including 18 y/o) and children have sought treatment / advice from paediatric or youth health services, endocrinologists or primary health teams or any other service of DHBs because of issues relating to gender identity and being transgender.

    • Skin Cancer Prevention 433 KB

      how much is spent on skin cancer prevention on an annual basis, over the last ten years

    • Hospital Floor Space 1.07 MB

      The approximate estimate of hospital floor space in square metres of all the hospitals it owns.

    • Emergency Dental Work 1.75 MB

      The number of people who presented to a hospital emergency department with dental issues in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

    • Chronic Pain Services 1.07 MB

      Chronic pain services separately funded by the DHB?

    • Asian Mental Health 1.47 MB

      What training do all frontline staff (those who deal directly with patients, across all sectors of health) have for providing culturally appropriate services to people from the Asian community?

  • 2019-11 November

    • Staff Turnover 1.67 MB

      For 2018 and 2019, what is staff turnover for the DHB?

    • Staff Shortages 1.09 MB

      a list of every department that has staff shortages and the number of staff shortages within each department (from greatest shortage to least) from 2015 to September 2019

    • Rest Home Complaints 1.47 MB

      Copies of the findings into a complaint about Aversham Rest Home. For a copy of the attachment please email OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz.

    • Prostate Cancer Treatment 1.37 MB

      Various waiting times regarding prostate cancer.

    • Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) waiting list 1.67 MB

      The total number of people in the Wairarapa DHB area receiving aged home-based support services as at 30 September 2019.

    • Measles Pop-up Clinics 369 KB

      How many pop-up clinics have been held since the outbreak?

    • Maternity Policy Documents 1.42 MB

      we would appreciate copies of the following policy documents.

      • the use of opiates in labour including pethidine
      • the use of water immersion (a water bath) in labour
      • transfer of care procedures between p[primary and secondary care
      • the management of breech labours
      If you would like a copy of the documents please contact the OIA inbox OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz

    • Lymphoedema Service 2.42 MB

      Does your DHB currently have a specified lymphoedema service?

    • Debts incurred by ineligible patients 1.21 MB

      Total amount of debt incurred by WrDHB in treating ineligible patients or those from overseas.

    • Contracting vaccine preventable illnesses 380 KB

      How many DHB health workers have contracted vaccine-preventable illnesses such as measles, whooping cough or flu while employed by the DHB.

    • Bullying, harassment or other complaints laid by staff 2.15 MB

      The number of bullying, harassment or other complaints laid by staff

    • Breast Reconstruction 353 KB

      The budgeted cost covering procedures for breast reconstruction.

  • 2019-10 October

    • Mastectomies and Lumpectomies 2.42 MB

      The number of mastectomies, (single and double) and lumpectomies, undertaken in respect of all hospitals and facilities under your jurisdiction, including any procedures which may have been contracted out to private health providers for whatever reason for the years 2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 respectively.

    • HPV vaccine 1.77 MB

      how the adoption rate of the vaccine has changed over the ten years since its widespread introduction in NZ.

    • Fibreoptic Colonoscopies 361 KB

      Number of Fibreoptic Colonoscopies provided in each of the financial years from 2010/11 to current date

  • 2019-09 September

    • Residential Care 366 KB

      Complaints to the DHB regarding residential care.

    • Patients missing appointments 1.08 MB

      How much are missed appointments costing the DHB per year?

    • Hospital Staff Bullying 217 KB

      the total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour.

    • Funded Family Care 1.4 MB

      What is the DHB's policy on Funded Family Care?

    • DHB Risk Register 415 KB

      Requesting a copy of the DHB's risk register. If you would like to see the attachment please contact oiarequests@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz.

    • Colonoscopy rates for Māori 446 KB

      Requesting data regarding the percentages of Māori who have had colonoscopies.

    • Births 363 KB

      The number of women in New Zealand who have undergone gender affirmation surgery and have delivered a baby, as a man, after the gender reaffirmation surgery.

  • 2019-08 August

    • Vaccination rates for health workers 2.39 MB

      Any information about immunisation / vaccination rates for health workers

    • NZ Drug Foundation 1.5 MB

      Finances paid between WrDHB and the New Zealand Drug Foundation.

    • Number of hired PGY1 House Officers (2013-2019) 223 KB

      The number of PGY 1 house officers positions filled in by ACE matching system (2014 - 2019)

    • Maternity staff 2.41 MB

      The number of full and part time staff currently employed in the maternity ward at WrDHB.

    • Healthcare in secondary school 1.81 MB

      How many schools have taken up the Ministry of Health recommendations to employ a registered nurse.

    • Gastroenterology Services Wairarapa 2.48 MB

      Information regarding the withdrawal of provision of Gastroenterological services from Wairarapa Hospital.

    • DHB KPI data request 1.53 MB

      The KPI data was provided in a excel spreadsheet. If you would like to see this please email OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz.

    • Data on imaging 7.92 MB

      Quarterly totals, separated by modality, of DHB expenditure on outsourcing examinations in the following imaging modalities: General X-ray/plain films; CT; MRI; Angiography and Cath Lab; Mammography.

    • Babies born to mothers on illegal drugs 141 KB

      Over the past five years, how many babies have been born to mothers dependant on illegal drugs?

  • 2019-07 July

    • Termination of pregnancy 361 KB

      The total funding provided for the provision of termination of pregnancy services in WrDHB.

    • PHO funding and contract requirements 1.12 MB

      How many primary health providers have had their back to back contract terminated by a PHO for failure to achieve Foundation standards.

    • People assessed for signs of sexual abuse. 2.08 MB

      The number of children (0-13 years old) and adults assessed for physical signs of being sexually abused in WrDHB.

    • Oral Health 1.82 MB

      Oral Health for Children - various questions and data requests. If you would like the attachments please email OIArequest@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz to request them.

    • National bowel screening programme 438 KB

      The demand on the national bowel screening programme.

    • Inspections of brothels or home based sex work 481 KB

      Could you provide the statistics of how many inspections have been carried out of (a) establishments and (b) homes in respect of sections 24 to 29 of the Prostitution Reform Act from 2003 until 2019, by year.

    • Endocrine Services 394 KB

      How many transgender individuals were referred to endocrine services

    • Electronic Health Records 435 KB

      Has WrDHB and GP's implemented an electronic health record.

    • Diversity 3.43 MB

      Information on diversity in the workplace at WrDHB

    • DHB Priority spending 1.45 MB

      What were the DHB's top 10 priorities for spending in the 2019/20 financial year? www.wairarapa.dhb.org.nz/news-and-publications/reports-and-publications/annual-plan/

    • Clincal Priority Assessment Criteria 1.35 MB

      The Clinical Priority Assessment Criteria threshold level (in order to be eligible for publicly funded electives) at the Wairarapa DHB.

    • Cancer Treatment wait times 497 KB

      How many people have been harmed as a result of oncology or radiation wait times.

  • 2019-06 June